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Bad Influence

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Bill Gates gave a very provocative Harvard Commencement speech. I was struck by this passage:

But I also want to be recognized as the guy who got Steve Ballmer to drop out of business school. I’m a bad influence.

While he said it jokingly, it’s a great reminder that one of the entrepreneur’s biggest jobs is team building and convincing others to take risks.

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